15th March 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 21-27 February 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 21-27 February 2020

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A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond:

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A policeman fires a slingshot at protesters in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, on Thursday…

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And schoolchildren cross a road in the same city on Thursday. Guinea is holding a referendum on Sunday to change the constitution which would allow President Alpha Conde to run for a third term.

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Mature female students attend a literacy class in the village of Kokotikouamekro near Taabo in southern Ivory Coast on Tuesday.

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A day earlier, a vehicle is abandoned in the streets of Nouakchott in Mauritania as a sandstorm reaches the country.

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Sand is also a problem in neighbouring Senegal, where a man protects his face from the Saharan dust clouds in the city of Mbour on Tuesday.

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On the other side of the continent in Isiolo in eastern Kenya, a volunteer uses a motorised spray to disperse pesticide at a site on Tuesday where locust nymphs have hatched en masse.

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The same day, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his delegation wrap themselves up as they visit the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.

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The next day in Cairo, Egypt, honour guards attend the funeral of former President Hosni Mubarak at Cairo’s Mosheer Tantawy mosque.

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While in Nigeria Catholics take part in the Ash Wednesday celebration at the St Patrick Cathedral in Maiduguri on the same day.

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